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the syrian opposition initiate red talks with the government rebel forces continue to lose ground. stronghold some of the worst violence in the conflict this is what's left. of their resistance and most. someone's home everything is destroyed everything. the residents of a city finally returning home. and the iraqi government loses control of. several cities in the north.
and ukraine. within its ranks dozens of soldiers refused to take part in the deadly . force those in the east of the country. a very warm welcome to you from all of us here. in moscow with your live. peace talks between the syrian government and the opposition could take place as early as this week this comes after the rebels were forced out of their last stronghold of homs left by years of war. to get inside the city now struggling to return to normal and she met the rebels fighting their own people. these a new sound the tango over the city of homes the place in the shallow
a bomb have to dialogue with the government the rebels left what they considered their capital and clashes stopped holmes's old town the militants last stronghold it's from here that they withdrew following the groom and with their sources and this is what's left after months of fierce clashes after months of their resistance and more sc shops someone's home everything is destroyed everything in ruins but those who were forced to flee and no slowly returning for the first time in laos is relatively safe here and people want to be in the place they still class as their final letter i just came back from the market where good thing god does become possible after high ranking military and civil figures accepted the advances from the very people who have been targeting them. is the best word to describe the situation in which the rebels initiated talks the syrian police major was among the
negotiators of the war but just a year ago he was hit by a bullet fired from the rebel side it left him disabled and doctors say he may never fully recover but he still calls for forgiveness. most of them are young people who get influenced by fanatic shakes and islamic clerics who have the extremist ideology that is alien to syrian society they motivate them by money that came from the gulf countries mostly and all this was supported by western and israeli intelligence we need to help our guys who became victims of all this we speak with a major in what's become a kind of rehab center for x. militants around twelve hundred of them were brought to the school after they surrendered university teachers and religious leaders whose families suffered in war now talk to former military is helping them reintegrate. most of them saying they were forced to take up arms all of them deny ever killing anyone but their
words are impossible to verify. they used to give us lessons to explain to us that the regime is in for jobs that the regime is attacking muslims and we have to fight . with decent homes just days after series first presidential elections in decades this man tells us he voted for son the person who he was fighting against just weeks ago. syrian reconciliation is assets initiative he wants to rebuild a piece an ad. homs a who may have once targeted people in syrian army uniform could soon be wearing it to himself as part of the rehab program the twenty two year old could be sent to serve in the country's army and flies no way that i will kill any of my brothers by religion and i were killed my former brothers in arms of the i do not want to kill or hurt anybody it's certain that those behind this reconsideration initiative say
the important thing is to encourage other militants still resisting and there are many of them to lay down their arms and what remains the only district in the city of holmes is still held by the rebels there fishel say they are not less than three thousand and the army is here nearby and also surrounding the area and they are ready for an operation at any moment but the rest of violence the two. in three villages around homes and in some other syrian provinces the situation is similar to how it was known way to go before peace is returned here the total high today that syria is a please tell you down the right track. from homes in syria. to iraq now where thousands of people are fleeing the second largest city offer failed to islamic extremist tuesday most school in the north of the country a population of almost two million now under the control of al qaeda linked militants soldiers were quick to drop their guns and flee their posts the radicals
are reportedly overrun the local. field seizing military helicopters and several humvees have also released many prisoners from the jails we spoke to the u.s. congress antiterrorism and terrorism advisor who says the takeover of more salt is a serious game changer. this battle is an important one before that dive the islamic state in iraq and the levant would be engaged in getting a warfare attacking convoys suicide bombing and now if you can control the city and the government and within the next days weeks cannot take it back this is a very serious matter not only this organization will seize the resources of the city but will recruit more and will conduct attacks from the city into other areas of iraq so the moment is very dramatic in iraq at this point in time and the international community should have a stand at least if not politically but even more on the ground with the iraqi government at this point in time but also given advice of the iraqi government this
is not the time for sectarian reaction this is a time for national unity in iraq it's already international for you the city of slovyansk in eastern ukraine the stronghold of pro autonomy forces has been utterly devastated by the ongoing army assault at least two children have now died from shrapnel wounds during the weeks long shelling residential areas in the city center are severely damaged and locals are suffering from water power outages. which struck in the morning always hit by the blast wave i ran away to call or to the. shooting but i can't leave i have nowhere to go. now ukraine's newly elected president petro poroshenko has given orders for humanitarian corridors to be set up to get the civilians to safety but the self-proclaimed leaders of the restive region say they doubt the government will go through with this plan meanwhile around fifteen national guard soldiers who
took part in attacks on. refused to fight or sing their anger over the way the operations being run and a growing number of soldiers are laying down their arms as artie's fall asleep or investigates. six weeks on and with more than forty soldiers did here this military operation continues the army is in a pitched battle with anti-government activists but it's also struggling to keep its something together. that's a tough call but now they're sending me to war calling on me to kill people in just like me more and more soldiers are refusing to obey orders and despite cuba's full military mobilization in march and has all but dried up whereas once they used to before drafting offices in lugansk today only one and it's quiet they won't let us inside with the cameras i spoke with
a clock and he said there hasn't been any kind of recruitment here for weeks i asked to speak with a person in charge but was told that he's taken early retirement. last month then acting president turchynov signed a decree calling on all main aged eighteen to twenty five to enroll those who did not list jail but this young man is prepared to risk even more he's not only ignored his call up he's now fighting against the very army in which he's meant to serve a lot of the war before i go to draft lesser on the third of march that said i should go to the army i refused i didn't even go to the drafting center i'm not going to fight against my own people we have spirit on. deals patriotism they don't have that they're going to go orders and money but others did on said the court to serve a decision they now regret maria's son is twenty years old he was drafted a year ago and is serving in western ukraine she's worried that because he comes
from the east he himself will be seen as the enemy of the here pretty hoard i want him home as soon as possible we are missing him we are really missing him. the army is food and ammunition and a sense of purpose and then the casualty count climbs it will become harder than honda to convince young men they should put their lives on the line for a cause many don't believe in. eastern ukraine. and can promise to cease fire by the end of this week but no sign of the fighting in eastern ukraine coming to a stop and. minute by minute updates on the situation. in the cold cold. still to come in the program here on the international a lucrative military deal on the table for japan and australia as the u.s.
me. in our. carry on from here and much. only on. it's a busy day for news here on our to international thanks for joining us today japan and australia are looking to forge a closer military alliance with a multi-billion dollar submarine deal now the first major transfer of tokyo's military technology to australia is seen as a step towards countering china's growing dominance in the region and it comes as
prime minister pushes for greater japanese involvement in settling international disputes now since coming to power in twenty twelve the japanese prime minister has taken moves to change his country's post-war pacifist stance step by step twenty thirteen for the first time in over a decade japan raised its defense budget this during an island dispute with china then in april of that year tokyo relaxed its self-imposed ban on exports saying it needs to expand the domestic defense industry then the following month in a televised address the prime minister said article nine of the constitution which outlaws war to settle disputes should be revised in late twenty thirteen a five year defense plan was adopted including the purchase of drones and dunphy b s assault for your calls artie's guy nature takes a closer look at the shift in regional power. after japan together with the nazi
germany lost in the second world war it adopted a constitution which says the japanese people for every now swore as a sovereign right of the nation in the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph lend sea and air forces as well as other war potential will never be maintained throughout these years though japan has maintained armed forces but strictly for the purpose of self defense well japan's current prime minister shinzo abe wants to rewrite that constitution and expend japan's military power in the region laying out a vision of tokyo as a counterweight to china but without naming any country prime minister be offered japan's help to regional allies quote to ensure security of the seas and skies the japanese government has already relaxed arms export rules in april china is in the center of a number of territorial disputes in south china sea with the philippines vietnam
and in the east china sea with japan over same cockle and do all you islands the us is very much in broiled in all of this claiming that the disputes demand a larger us military presence in asia pacific sixty percent of the us is fleet is there for us as a large military presence in australia japan and the philippines and guam and the us doesn't mind its ally japan becoming more militarized. the united states welcomes japan's efforts to play a more proactive role in contributing to global and regional peace and stability including reexamining the interpretation of which constitution chuck hagel has lashed out at china for what he called destabilizing unilateral actions asserting its claims in the south china sea china hit back on personally think the speech by
mr haygood is full of hate jimminy full of threats and intimidation china is accusing the due west of using the disputes and exacerbating them to gain a strategic advantage in the region if you're an indonesian aim is you're looking at this and what you're seeing is is that japan is piling on along with the united states japan may say that its plan is to secure peace but critics argue any military expansion would lead to more tensions in washington i'm going to check out our team now prime minister shinzo moves to try and militarized japan of certainly being met with some pretty fierce public opposition let's bring up some details for you here in our international latest poll is concluded by japan's national broadcaster saying that forty one percent are against tokyo's plans for a constitutional where vision whereas i just approximately thirty percent support the idea of greater involvement in international affairs now independent journalist
james cole but he thinks there are some major financial interests at stake. the r.b.a. government of course would put forward the official answer that this is really about me teaming regional security in the context of the growing threats of military threats around the region i think that's the context in which they're framing this but of course the unofficial answer would have a number of different threads to it the most obvious of which being that there's an economic direct economic benefits japanese weapons manufacturers will be seeing a great boon as a result of this this reinterpretation of the constitution and i think that ties into a government's desire for diplomatic rejuvenation and a desire to play a greater role in the asia pacific region generally but at any rate it certainly plays well with the nationalist base that it has supported ought to be and was largely responsible for putting him into power so we're seeing that with the rooney's militarism and there are those here in japan who are deeply concerned about that as well part of the aussie walked up there let's get into it now we'll
go to chile and capital santiago where we'll start with riot police and fire tear gas on thousands of students and teachers they were packing the streets demanding education reforms the protesters were fighting back holding rocks at riot squads dozens injured arrests were made improving the education system was a key campaign pledge of president michel to march this year. to haiti where security forces fired live rounds at protesters voicing anger over the cost of living out of government corruption and demanding the president's resignation witnesses say three people collapsed to make it to cast as police tried to break up the crowds it's the second mass rally in the capital port au prince in less than a week. now at least one student has died in a high school shooting near portland oregon. with a rifle was found dead at the scene there have been ten fatal school shootings in
america since the beginning of the. two nigerian twenty women have been abducted by gunmen thought to be islamist militants. this from a remote settlement in the country's north east the women were reportedly ordered into vehicles at gunpoint and driven away the latest in a series of attacks in the country including mass kidnap slayings and bombings and still the fate of two hundred seventy two schoolgirls abducted two months ago remains unknown. while a day to go now before the world's eyes will be focused on brazil for the launch of the world cup the country's been getting an awful lot of negative media coverage during the build up we asked journalist graham phillips you know right now how much of it is fair. this. is all kind of a de up of this negativity of this sentiment is kind of along the lines that it's bad it's obviously you know we've been extensive coverage of strikes. there have
been you know. there's been cost overruns of in this world cup is now going to be the most expensive in history it's costing eleven and a half billion dollars we do have a strike going on in south pole or mostly in rio at the moment we were protests we've got things like the clearly the bellows which is the slum areas of millions of brazilians libin and in the last year we've really seen a sold steep escalation exams of the stories that we've been getting of brazil is not going to be ready the mood with the survey saying that you know seventy two percent of people are against the world cup but i have to say that now it starts to belong because the world industry here is that there was a time to process that was a time to make these valid points ok this money could have been enough caution elsewhere but there is a feeling now that it's here this is a true once in a lifetime as a first time at the world cup is going to brazil sixty four years this is right in the first of the world cup has been in south america for thirty six years and this is a football country and now we the western media almost just don't want to let it go
to almost like a dog with a bow you can't let it go the kind of a do mongering and the mood in the streets is that look that's passed and really people want to have the opportunity to host what is a magical a truly remarkable the truly outstanding celebration of the international community of world football here in brazil you know let's make the most of this was well as a sporting extravaganza the world cup was also become a political battleground this between the israelis and palestinians to israel the sports minister has been forced to defend countries highly controversial ban on all palestinians including athletes from traveling abroad and it comes amid calls for israel to be expelled from fee for a full story at r.t. dot com. also this one a perfect sport for a dip if it wasn't. teaming with all soul friends holiday makers in alabama or advice to stay away from the beach or if they don't want to be turned into shock at the footage of r.t.
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a great political caricature. you can often find that you can exaggerate a part of their physical appearance with the policies they stand for the finish drawing may not look exactly like the subject but it will be instantly recognizable . as those in the top jobs in europe settle into their new term they too have found themselves the subject. meat room or the bear as he leaves his home in the woods and heads off with the intention of doing good in brussels there he ends up working as a lobbyist for a bank alongside rocky the chimp has been off the. pond i was inspired to use the chimpanzee after a test in london to see who could pick the best stock trims or professional traders the chimps one i thought if our only option in germany is to listen to i'm going to merkel when i give the chimp a chance to in this tale the nefarious rockey leads broom all into
a murky world of behind closed door deals and political intrigue that bears a resemblance to what many opposed to lobbyists in brussels stand for. you but those days regime with the e.u. commission is to centralized this people were not elected but they have sway over policies many of which aren't indorsed by people in the commission in turn are swayed by the law but citizens have no voice. all very complicated issues that many in europe can find difficult to grasp that's where the cartoon can become a useful tool to fill people in what's going on with their politics you know not in the mind. you can draw people in this way and get them looking at a real issue we consult with an economist while writing the script to make sure it's correct i see this as a gateway to understanding laughing and learning political satire isn't going anywhere even if some of the lump figures may not be best pleased with the way the
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a canary in the coal mine for formal bubble markets and data from the month of may clearly show that the housing market there topping out again. three major elements point to weakness going forward. number one overall sales in may were down twenty one percent year over year that's the lowest for may since two thousand and eight to pass sales were down forty percent so investors looks like its meanwhile sales were down to about nine percent year over year and three active inventory is increasing in the rapidly up forty seven percent year over year that's the highest level since for may since two thousand and eleven so what's the takeaway expect price increases in phoenix to flatten out in two thousand and fourteen while housing prices may have increased in two thousand and twelve and two thousand and thirteen those large increases were likely due to low inventory investor buy and
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